Current Preservation Projects
- Colorado’s Entrepreneurial Spirit, 1940 to the present. If you have materials related to Colorado’s Business and Industry Community please complete this form
- Military Service (including family and community life) after 1950. If you have materials related to Colorado’s military history please complete this form
- Women’s History. If you have materials related to Colorado’s suffrage history, contemporary women leaders, women as domestic servants, midwifes or other unique stories about women please complete this form
- Colorado’s 101st Object: Cast Your Vote
Colorado Voices: Community Activism & Protest
History Colorado launched the Colorado Voices: Community Activism and Protest collecting project in early June 2020 in response to protests against police brutality that occurred in Colorado and throughout the United States. Branded under the title "History in the Making," the focus of the project documents Coloradans' stories about the protests and subsequent sociopolitical events throughout the state. By placing the current protests in context, History Colorado is building a robust collection and showcasing the important people and stories who’ve contributed to Colorado’s history of Community Activism. Staff involved with the project concluded that collecting in real time as the events unfolded was an efficient, proactive, and inclusive way to document the crisis, and to ensure that both contemporary and future generations could appreciate the stories of those who experienced these events first hand.
If you have materials that would help tell the story of Community Activism, Political involvement and Protest in 2020/2021 please complete this form.
Contemporary collecting is:
active and purposeful
responsive to opportunity in the moment
open to unexpected outcomes
identifies what is missing and what is needed
looks at what no longer works